Following the release of a thematic brief Nurturing care for children living in humanitarian settings, the Arab Network for ECD (ANECD), International Rescue Committee (IRC), Save the Children, UNICEF and the World Health Organization worked together to support dissemination of the brief and country level action to advance nurturing care for children, particularly children living in humanitarian settings.

A global working group, comprised of representatives from the five organizations, supported in-country teams to execute workshops between October and December 2021. All of the workshops included participants from different sectors and stakeholder groups thus deepening or catalyzing multisectoral collaborations for early childhood development. Participants shared details of work underway, reflected on opportunities and challenges, and agreed on a way forward together. Each workshop concluded with the identification of priority actions to be completed in 2022 and beyond.

For more details on a specific workshop, kindly reach out to the contact persons listed below.

Workshops

Palestine
20 October 2021
9h00 - 15h30 Jerusalem time (virtual and in-person)
Hosted by the Ministry of Social Development in collaboration with UNICEF, WHO, and the Palestinian Network for Early Childhood Development.
Contact: Aferdita Spahiu, aspahiu@unicef.org
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North West Syria
3-4 November 2021
12:30 - 15:30 Amman time (virtual)
Co-hosted by the International Rescue Committee, Save the Children and UNICEF.
Contact: Sami Dahdah, sami.dahdah@rescue.org
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Jordan
22-25 November 2021 (in-person)
Hosted by the National Council for Family Affairs with support from the International Rescue Committee.
Contact: Sami Dahdah, sami.dahdah@rescue.org
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Iraq
14-15 December 2021
9:00 - 14:00 Baghdad time (virtual and in-person)
Hosted by the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs Child Welfare Commission in collaboration with the International Rescue Committee, Save the Children and UNICEF.
Contact: Sami Dahdah, sami.dahdah@rescue.org
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Syria, Damascus
15-16 December 2021
8:00 - 14:30 Damascus time (virtual and in-person)
Hosted by the Ministry of Health in collaboration with UNICEF, WHO and the Aga Khan Development Network.
Contact: Khalid Siddeeg, siddeegk@who.int